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Kenyatta Vows To Push For Women, Children Empowerment

Kenyatta Vows To Push For Women, Children Empowerment

President Uhuru Kenyatta has promised to address opportunities for more women to get in power, education for all children and an end to female genital mutilation. Mr Kenyatta was responding to a question on how he was going to use his power during the opening of the four-day Women Deliver 2019 Conference in Vancouver, Canada. […]

Women, Children Become Bread Winners In Maiduguri IDP Camps

Women, Children Become Bread Winners In Maiduguri IDP Camps

Since losing their homes and source of livelihood for no reason of their own, the residents of IDP camps in most terror-hit Maiduguri have had to do menial jobs to support government’s effort but it is mostly the women and children who take up this task, Chika Mefor reports. One peculiarity a first comer in […]

Children And Women Raped, Abused In Prison

Children And Women Raped, Abused In Prison

r food, soap, basic necessities and the promise of freedom An Amnesty International investigation has exposed sexual violence against children and women by security agents and inmates at two high-security prison facilities in Borno State, Nigeria. The harrowing violations took place at Maiduguri Maximum Security Prison and Giwa Barracks where thousands of civilians, including scores […]

Church Building Collapse In South Africa -Majority Women, As Well As Child, Killed In Church Collapse

Church Building Collapse In South Africa -Majority Women, As Well As Child, Killed In Church Collapse

The majority of congregants killed when a wall collapsed at the Pentecostal Holiness Church in Dlangubo were women and a 13-year-old child, Minister of Labour Mildred Oliphant confirmed on Friday.   Oliphant on behalf of national government said it was a “devastating tragedy” that lives were lost in a church during a Passover service. The […]

A March Against Domestic Violence, Child Abuse

A March Against Domestic Violence, Child Abuse

Knights of the Order of St. Mulumba, Lagos Metropolitan Council, recently staged a sensitisation march against the menace of domestic violence, child abuse, abortion, terrorism, kidnapping and other vices. From the moment of conception, through to the development of the embryo to fetus, the formation of the body parts, up to the ninth month when […]

UNICEF To Mop Up Over 500,000 Out-of-School Children In Four Northern Nigerian States

UNICEF To Mop Up Over 500,000 Out-of-School Children In Four Northern Nigerian States

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is targeting over 501,749 out-of-school children in four northern Nigerian states in its Educate A Child (EAC) programme. The organisation disclosed this at a two-day media dialogue on Cash Transfers for Improvement of Girls’ Enrolment in Schools on Monday in Kebbi State. The EAC was introduced as […]

Honour Your Parents

Honour Your Parents

God has placed honour upon our parents. Gen 20:12,  Deut 5:16, Mat 5:14. It is an emphatic  instruction, whenever you see people struggling in life, one of the root causes of such struggle is dishonour. Dishonour will bring a person into pain, your parents deserve your honour not because they have earned it but because […]

Ramaphosa Launches Sexual Offences Court To Protect Women And Children

Ramaphosa Launches Sexual Offences Court To Protect Women And Children

South Africa’s 84th Sexual Offences Court was launched on Thursday when President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the declaration against gender-based violence and femicide (GBVF) which aims to put an end to the growing scourge. “It is indeed my honour and privilege to be here during Human Rights Month to fulfil the promise to the people of […]

Nearly Half Of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

Nearly Half Of Cyclone Idai’s Victims Are Children

The U.N. children’s fund reports nearly half of the 1.7 million people affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa are children. The official number of deaths across the region has now risen to over 700. But this figure is expected to increase once the waters have receded and the bodies of those who have drowned […]

Five Pupils Feared Dead As School Building Collapses In Lagos

Five Pupils Feared Dead As School Building Collapses In Lagos

At least eight people have been killed after a three-story school building collapsed in a densely populated area of Lagos. Thirty-seven people have been rescued from the rubble, but dozens are feared trapped. Emergency crews are scrambling to rescue dozens of schoolchildren trapped under debris after a three-story building collapsed in Nigeria’s commercial capital, Lagos, […]

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